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  • @Newbie91 said: Hi, We want to choose a water sports for my daughter, she is 8 years old. I want to learn exact differences between a canoe and kayak. Thanks. Kayamedic got it right. One cannot really say. I was on the American canoe A…
  • Nicely put. Actually IMO external factors have more to do it than just wind. Many variables such as payload distribution, paddlers ability, speed, waves, hull design, current, heading, and a few I'm probably forgetting.
  • Tom says: This helps explain why it's so easy to control an Osprey in a quartering tailwind with stern rudder. The Osprey was designed by John Winters as his personal boat. He says of it: "The Osprey was originally intended as my personal boat. It…
  • Sorry guess I should specifically referenced the study in question. It is the http://superiorpaddling.com/kayak-weathercocking/. The 1/3 of length thing is from a study originally in French done for diesel powered cargo ships. I'm very familiar with…
  • @canonymous said: @eckilson said: I don't know if it is correct to say canoes are designed to weathercock I think good canoes are designed not to suffer from lee helm, but from that I wouldn't say that canoes are desig…
  • Fair enough. I know nothing about kayaks and have never been in a solo canoe that weathercocked on its own. Some action by the paddler was always required. I defer to KM's encyclopedic knowledge of hulls anytime.
  • I disagree with the idea that canoes always weathercock. Weathercocking is only possible at the behest of the paddler who can by changing the position of the load on a hull cause it to weathercock or not. If the paddler has done those things that r…
  • I love to paddle solo canoes and have fun on the water. When not in a boat, I like to study the subject of solo canoeing ( paddling a hull which allows one to do cross bow strokes). I see videos like this and as TomL said, I’m concerned with the amo…
  • Wow, a 10 year old torch singer that sounds 30. Nice
  • Always hard to hear of these things.
  • @MtRiverviking said: Looking for a bit of feedback. Looking at getting a 15-16' square stern canoe..... not having any experience with them I have a couple concerns. Looking to use it for small to moderate sized rivers to some bigger lakes. The l…
  • @SaraM said: Hello there! Looking for some advice from some seasoned Kayakers! I'm fairly new to the sport and am looking into inflatable life vests. I'm a decent size gal with a fairly large chest and HATE the bulkiness of any life vest that I'v…
  • * I agree. I see no advantage with the new. Maybe I'm missing something.
  • plaidpaddler good to know, this clarifies a lot. Thanks. Merry, Merry. Pag
  • gnatcatcher.... OOOhhhh....Very interesting. I don't think these are on the Yakima website. I appreciate your help. Pag
  • Hey Plaidpaddler Looks like the Yakima faux rain gutter brackets are only for camper shells or RV's. Same for Thule, as they are to be mounted on the side not the top. Am I missing something?
  • Hey Plaidpaddler... That's the best idea I've heard. Thanks, that would work and it's easy. Pag
  • tkamd Probably so, but hindsight is such an easy virtue. My thinking was along the lines of, "surely there is a good aftermarket rack system for this vehicle, after all it is a popular model". Turned out not to be the case. Also, this particular veh…
  • JackL -- Last Updated: Dec-20-15 8:03 PM EST -- I assume they are pre-threaded, but did not test them. Problem is there's 2 holes about 2 inches apart, at each location. There's no fit kit for that. Thule's fit kit 3134 for 2015 Highlanders has a …
  • To clarify a bit.... Thanks to those with constructive suggestions. The Highlander is a really great basic vehicle. I didn’t pay anywhere near $39K as someone suggested. That was achieved by cutting all the frills such $1100 for soccer-mom racks tha…
  • Funny thing is this model has pre-drilled holes that are accessed via a knock-out insert. No rack makers that I can find made a fit kit for this particular configuration. Go figure.
  • Thanks fourunner I'm going to avoid that route if at all possible. It can bode poorly for resale as well.
  • Marshall, you are correct Thule seems to believe all Highlanders have flush rails. I have not been able to find a body shop or even a sun roof installer that will drill into my roof (I live in a really rural area so choices are limited). I have been…
  • Thanks for being so sympathetic. Fact is I was replacing a Toyota Highlander that was totaled and I still owed a good bit on, so I have to economize where I can. Some of us can't afford your attitude about money.
  • I just bought a Toyota Highlander with what is known in the rack biz as a naked roof. The alternative in many of the 2015 models is known as flush rails. Thule and some others make a rack system that fits flush rails on some cars. Try their online …
  • There are no intrinsically good paddles. There does exist however a paddle that is the better design, size, weight, and material for each paddler given the paddlers ability, type of hull and water and conditions to be paddled. This subject has been …
  • interesting replies I have a 2015 Toyota Highlander SUV. It has the plastic inserts that poop off revealing 2 bolts. I was told that this vehicle requires the Thule 460 rack system. The installation kit supplies a center bolt for installation of t…
  • Thanks for the reply Were the tracks you installed, Thule or Yakima?
  • Can you contrast and compare these to Thule tracks and crossbars?
  • Thanks I originally asked because it looks like the only artificial rain gutter made are for caps or campers and not cars. There's no language to that effect on the Thule or Yakima websites but they do not mention that these are for cars, only caps…
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